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by saying a few things about president obama and his the engagement strategy because his readiness to talk to the end of me was one of the most distinguishing features of his presidential campaign and reset with russia and trying to negotiate and trying to reach out to syria is unusual foreign policy. i want to offer some thoughts on how the average has gone and where it is likely to head in the months ahead. for starters coming in trying to answer the question when and why, i went back through history to find as many cases as i could wear longstanding rivals found their way to peace. the earliest case and look at is the foundation of switzerland where what is today the alpine region region, along and a maze of each other what became a swiss confederation, i look at the formation of a iroquois a confederacy which was born in 1450 in a small town that still exist today when the five iroquois a tribes came together they were killing each other literally for centuries from 14531777 of the single iroquois tribe died in battle with another iroquois. 1853 as system that preserve peace among the
president obama and his engagement strategy because his readiness to talk to the enemy was in some ways one of the most distinguishing features of his presidential campaign and also of his time as president. reset with russia, reaching out to cuba, trying to negotiate with ron, trying to reach out to syria. this is an unusual form policy. a lot to offer some thoughts on how that every test on and where it is likely to head in the months ahead. so, for starters in trying to answer this question when and why peace breaks out i went back and just wait widely through history where longstanding rivals found their way to peace. they moved from india to amity. the earliest case i looked at is the foundation of switzerland in 1291 when three in what is today the alpine region, along enemies of its other forms when it became the swiss confederation. i look at the formation of the iroquois confederacy in upstate new york which was born in 1450 in the small town that still exists today. these five tribes came together. they had been killing each other and eating each of the literally for centuries. fr
about president obama and his engagement strategy. because his readiness to talk to the enemy was in some ways one the most distinguishing features of his presidential campaign and also of his time as president. reset with russia, reaching out to cuba, trying to negotiation with iran, trying to reach out to syria. this is an unusual foreign policy. so i want to offer some thoughts on how that outreach has gone and where it's likely to head in the months ahead. so for starters, i'm trying to answer this question when and why peace breaks out, i went back and i just read widely through history to find as many cases that i could where long standing rivals found their way to peace. where they moved from entity to antty. the earlier case i look at is the foundation of switzerland in 1291. where three forests in the alpine region long enemies of each other formed what became the swiss confederation. i look at the formation of the indians in upstate new york which was born in 1450 in a small town that still exists today. when the tribes came together, they had been killing each other
the obama administration tand democrat congress pursued an agenda of every frustrated liberal at the expense of the public good and contrary to the will of the people. when america needed a growth strategy to revive our session-racked economy, the obama administration and the pelosi-reid congress gave us a $1 trillion stimulus bill that only stimulated more government. as unemployment soared to 10%, america needed and called for policies that would spur job creation. instead of focusing on jobs, the obama administration and its democrat congress spent a year concocketting a government-run health care system, one that stifles job creation as well as drives up the cost of health care. at a time when we desperately needed incentives to create new jobs, president obama and his congressional allies tried to impose the biggest tax increase in american history on small business owners by letting the bush tax cuts expire. two years of their calling for these massive tax increases caused more uncertainty among employers, making them reluctant to hire anybody or spend more money. along the way, the pr
american presidencies. from reagan to obama has endured and lived with and supported the tyranny of hosni mubarak >> sean: isn't it connected to the fact when you go back to camp david accords and sadat after his assassination the fact that egypt lived up to that accord in an environment surrounded by countries that even they were alienated for living up to that accord for the first 10 years? >> right. i believe he's a man of egypt. the peace was made not by hosni mubarak, it was made by sadat. mubarak kept the peace the peace was made in 1977 by a very brave man by the name of anwar sadat. >> sean: i read his autobiography. i think fundamentally what is the third option? if not the muslim brotherhood and elbaradei? if it is not going to be pew mu stays in place? is the third option, vice president's tomorrow will meet with opposition leaders and try and form some type of coalition? >> the third way would be genuine power sharing between the military and civilian administration. the military could be the political system would not go in the wrong hands. the civilian opposition, unity gove
obama, just made a big trip there last fall on bush's foreign policy emphasis on building a new and substantively new relationship with india, and really after the enormous disappointments of a long term u.s. strategic partnership with pakistan, this is not a new recommendation. we had a partnership with pakistan, but it failed in some respects. i definitely want to get back to that, and then, of course, your third area you look at which is iran, iraq, the destablization caused by the u.s. invasion of iraq and your recommendation that ultimately we're going to have to find a mixing in china moment here where no matter how it seems, we come to some kind of different accommodation where even perhaps a new alliance with iran, so let's take those three with israel and palestine first. >> guest: we are committed to the survival of israel. that's not an issue. if iran were to develop nuclear weapons which the israelis say is 35 years out, that's a different issue. in 1973-74, it was. at that time we gave $3 billion in aide which was 25% of gdp, which today is 1.5% of gdp. the relation
president obama talks about the budget and education. we will also have reaction from the pentagon, the white house budget office, and members of congress. on tuesday, the house is expected to start debate on a bill that proposes a broad reductions in fiscal year 2011 spending levels possible vote later in the week. live health coverage on c-span. tomorrow on c-span3, a hearing on public employee pensions and state financial problems. our live coverage starts at 4:00 p.m. eastern on c-span3. >> we are focused with the threat is. our goal is to protect whatever consumers or employees use. >> monday, cyber security on the communicator's on c-span2. >> not a look at the week ahead for the president and congress. this is just under an hour. "washington journal" continues. host: our sunday round table, welcome back. let's begin with c-pac conference which wrapped up yesterday. coming in first in the non- binding straw poll again this year, texas commerce ron paul getting 30%. what do you read into those numbers? guest: ron paul has proved to be pretty popular. this group -- the tracks c
about what the obama's administration is, at times they are saying mubarak they want him to transition out and now a special envoy that visits the region says not so fast. what are you hearing there? >> the message certainly has changed in flavor, perhaps in total to be quite honest. we just saw a special envoy frank lisner -- whirt ner, obama they want a full removal of mubarak. they say it's crucial that they stage the transition. dramatically different what we were hearing. he says he believes increasingly they will be an orderly transition to democracy. >> i therefore believe that president mubarak's continued leadership is critical, it's his opportunity write his own legacy. >> reporter: now speaking if munich, secretary of state hillary clinton has today said that the transition pro said led by omar suleiman must be supported. officials are quick to say she doesn't mean that there is any u.s. support for the vice president to have a new role in the new government come the elections that are planned for later this year. they are not trying to endorse anybody in particular but by s
obama talking deal with canada's prime minister? and hackers, getting into a sacred place on wall street. the place where some of your 401(k) dollars call home. i'm harris faulkner. we're live as fox reports tonight. >> harris: the world getting to know him. egypt's newly appointed vice president. the man the u.s. hopes can help bring about a smooth transition of power. [chanting] but somebody wants him dead. tonight, an exclusive fox report on the assassination attempt of omar suleiman. and an estimated 100,000 people will fill the seats at this year's super super bowl. what if one of them turns out to be a terror threat? tonight, we're live on cowboy stadium on security measures to protect the crowd. >> something of this scale you really have to pull out all the stops. plus, they have gone from serving on battle fields overseas, to living on the streets of our cities and towns. >> we're taught to survive. so, when they are on the streets, they are like, you know, in survival mode. >> tonight, on a mission to help our forgotten heros, homeless veterans. first, from fox on this saturday,
and senators mccain, lieberman and graham all go on record. >> plus, president obama goes one-on-one with bill o'reilly. >> first, theyczfg were beaten, stabbed and nearly murdered in cairo. two of our colleagues, correspondent greg palkot and video journalist olaf wiig were attacked. tonight hear from them and see their lacerations and bruises. they will tell you about the violent and chaotic streets where they were attacked to their rescue. see what country came to their aid first. no, it want the united states. >> main street was a total war zone many smoke, rocks thrown, molotov cocktails, flame, live fire. >> i got grabbed and i thought, that moment i thought okay i'm really now in trouble. it was immediately for the four or five people grabbing hold of you. >> people are all over him within 30 seconds, people are all over us. that's when our life or death struggle began. >> it is the most dangerous situation i've been in for fox news and i've been here 15 years. >> moments where you do not think you are going to get out of it. you think this is your last moments. >> were you thinking th
that the departure of president mubarak will happen. he will leave. but the big question is whether obama and the u.s. administration have the end game in place. do they know what will happen the minute he leaves? do they know who will fill the vacuum? this is no gain. i know everybody is watching it on television, but it's not a movie. it's real life. and these are real people. and this is a very, very volatile and very unpredictable region. and we want to make sure that whatever happens in egypt next is for the best for the egyptain people and the stability of the region. this could be mubarak's last weekend, but it could be egypt's last weekend of stability. and i think that this should be managed cautiously, gradually and carefully to assure that when mubarak leaves, there is a credible regime in place, which will, indeed, bring the egyptain people the democracy and freedom that they wish and they deserve. megyn: more and more some are focusing on elbaradei, who was a u.n. weapons' inspector that went into iran. he said there was nothing to worry about. when he got out, other weapons' inspector
divide is trade. the administration point man on that says president obama will send a deal with south korea to congress soon but the republicans are not satisfie mike emanuel tells us why. >> on capitol hill, the trade representative tried to sell lawmakers on administration commitment to free trade. ambassador ron kirk said they need adjustment. >> colombia and panama have begun to take important steps and we think it's a good signal but more remains to be done. the issues are different. in coalmost byia, there -- colombia, there is long-standing concerns. >> after lunch at the white house with the president, speaker boehner said the house is ready to move forward on free trade now. >> there is a lot of support for south korea. but also quite a bit of support for colombia and panama. it is clear there is an interest to move all three and the sooner the better. >> monday, president mentioned the korea free trade deal once ratified by congress would sustain 70,000 american jobs. >> that is the kind of deal i'll look for as we pursue trade agreements with panama and columbia and work to
was, that he did it just for nations expectations and even present obama has said many kind things about your father is a leader and as a president. which is why i was interested in one of the things you wrote in the book. use it given the fact that every republican holds up reagan as the standardbearer, the one piece of common ground that i think unites the whole republican party. you right in the book ronald reagan couldn't win the republican nomination today. what you mean by that? >> guest: what i mean by that, i had this conversation with newt gingrich a while back. i said it is interesting that the liberals seem to only need the ideology to follow. conservatives are always looking for someone to lead them and if that person is and there they break into factions. and to get all these different factions all over the map, and so what i say there there is if ronald reagan is president and throws his hat into the ring in 2008 or 2012 who would in fact attack him because all you can look at would be his gubernatorial years. signing no-fault divorce, raise taxes, sign an abortion bi
, but how far would and could the obama administration go to prevent a full fledged massacre? >>> and a powerful earthquake leaves one of new zealand's largest cities in ruins. dozens are dead, and more may be trapped under crumbled buildings and chunks of concrete. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> we fin with a very, very real danger that anti-government protesters in libya could be slaughtered in huge numbers. the strong man moammar gadhafi making it clear today that he won't go down without a fight. eight days into the demonstrations against gadhafi's regime, at least one person in the libyan capital is reported hearing bullets are being fired non-stop. this is the picture gadhafi wants the world to see. we're told libyans were dragged into the street and even offered money to show their support though for gadhafi. and in a rambling speech today, the libyan leader rejected demands that he step down, and he warned that his opponents would pay with their lives. >> translator: whoever cooperate with foreign countries in order to initiate war against libya
of a potentially invigorated new alliance with of course president obama just made a trip there last fall. this falls on actually bush's foreign policy emphasis on building a new and substantively different kind of relationship with india and really after the enormous disappointment of a long-term u.s. strategic partnership with pakistan this isn't a new recommendation. we had a partnership with pakistan that seems to have failed in some respects. i definitely want to get back and then your third area that you look at which is iran, iraq, the destabilization caused by the u.s. invasion of iraq and the recommendation you have to find a mixing in china moment where no matter how unpalatable it may seem we come to some different a combination or perhaps new kind of alliance with iran. israel and palestine first. >> guest: we are committed to the survivalist is real tough -- israel. the weapons that israel say rf3 to five years out, that's another issue but under the current circumstance, the issue is not the survival of israel. in 1973, 74, it was the relationship itself, the foundation is i
of a potentially invigorated new alignment with india. of course, president obama just made a trip there last fall. this falsehood actually bush's foreign policy's foreign policy emphasis on building a new substantively different kind of relationship with india. and really, after the appointment of a long-term you a strategic partnership with pakistan, this is not a new recommendation. we've had a partnership with pakistan. it seems to fail in some key respects, so i want to get back to that. and then, of course, your third area that you look at which is iran, iraq, the destabilization caused by the u.s. invasion of iraq, and your recommendation that ultimately we will have to find a sort of nixon and china moment here where no matter how unpalatable it may seem we have come to some kind of different kind of accommodation, or even perhaps a new kind of alliance with iran. so let's hit israel and palestine first. >> guest: we are committed to the survival of the region. the survival of is she real is not an issue. if iran were to develop nuclear weapons, which israelis now say is 35 years out, that
prospect of a potentially invigorated alliance with president obama just made the big trick last fall and this falls on bush's foreign policy emphasis on building a new substantively different kind of relationship with india and really after the enormous disappointment of the long term partnership we have a partnership with pakistan it seems to have failed in some respects. but i definitely want to get back to that and of course your fear. but you look at is iran, iraq, the destabilization caused by the u.s. invasion of iraq and your recommendation that ultimately we are going to have to find the nixon and china moment where no matter how unpalatable it may seem we come to some different kind of accommodation or even a new alliance with iran. so let's take those three. israel and palestine first. >> guest: we are committed to the survival of israel. it is something that's not an issue. if you're on what to build a nuclear weapon, which the israelis say is now three to five years out, that's another issue. but the current circumstances is not the survival of israel. in 197374 their it
"washington journal" is next. . . host: we want to get your thoughts this morning on the obama administration's approach to egypt, what they have done and what they have said so far. the phone numbers are on the screen for you. we have a fourth line for egyptians living in the united states. before we get to your phone calls and hear more from the white house, jim michaels joined us on the phone. jim michaels, "usa today" military writer and he is in egypt. mr. michaels, can you set the scene for us? what is it like? guest: it is a massive protest. what has been remarkable over the past couple of days is just the fact that both sides, despite the tension and the numbers of people and all the risks, both the army and the people protesting have avoided, until now, any confrontation or violence. there are thousands of people pouring into tahrir square. the chanting is going on. it's almost like a festival atmosphere. some people have their faces painted with the egyptian national colors. people are bringing kids in some cases. there's a lot of chanting going on. there's a couple effigies of muba
. this is abc 7 news. >>> about when we continues here tonight. tough choice. president obama budget and some of the cuts he's proposed felt most here in the bay area. fichlt flash point iran. inspired by the event in egypt tens of thousands of protestors take to the street as police charge in with tear gas. >> diplomatic rift. the rising tension over an american accused of killing 2 pakistani. >> plus russia trip to mars. excitement overlanding in a giant sand pit. >> and why president obama is giant sand pit. >> and why president obama is headed to the bay area >> good evening once again. president obama released his proposed budget for 2012. it cuts more than a trillion dollars in federal spending over 10 year time. in his state of the union speech the president warned that the cuts would be sharp. and in programs that he cares deeply about. now he's daring republicans to do more. here's political reporter mark matthe matthews. >>reporter: president obama calls it a budget filled with sacrifices. >> if we are going to walk the walk comes to fiscal discipline these kind of
and the obama administration seizing the moment. now issuing an urgent new call for democracy in iran. could the government of ahmadinejad be the next to fall in the middle east? i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> a defiant moammar gadhafi is refusing to acknowledge any signs of political turmoil in his country. in interviews with the bbc and abc news reported today that gadhafi fiercely denied using force against his own people. >> they love me. all my people are with me. they love me owl. they will die to protect me and my people. no, no, no. >> if you say they do love you, then why are they capturing benghazi and they say they are against you there? >> my people, they come from outside. >> he was referring to al qaeda. meanwhile, the u.s. treasury department has announced it's freezing at least $30 billion in libyan government assets here in the united states. it's reportedly the largest amount ever blocked under any sanctions program. we're covering this story from every angle on the ground as only the global resources of cnn can. let's go to our senior international c
's senior white house correspondent ed henry kicks off our coverage. president obama just passed the two-year mark in office. is he likely to face a liberal primary challenge? >> well, that's a big question for this president. and the new cnn opinion research corporation poll suggests he is highly unlikely to face a primary challenge. that would be good news, obviously, for this white house. look at these numbers. 78% of democrats now saying that their choice for the democratic nomination in 2012 is president obama. only 20% saying they want another democrat. now why is that important? since 1968, there have been four incumbent presidents who faced a primary challenge. all four either stepped aside, retired, didn't run again, or just lost outright lost in the general election. this is a big deal. if he does not have a primary challenge, it makes him a lot stronger in 2012. >> the republicans, seems like a wide open field of candidates. have they come anywhere close to unifying behind just one? >> reporter: no. they are nowhere close to being unified behind a candidate but what is interes
have a new friend. after days of hesitation, president obama has thrown his weight behind their causation that passion and dignity was an inspiration to the world. >> the people of egypt, particularly the young people of egypt, i want to be clear, we hear your voices. >> today's violence is a challenge to the orderly change the west wants. in london, the prime minister flanked by the u.n.'s ban ki-moon condemned it. >> if it turned out that the regime that be tolerating this violence, that would be completely and utterly unacceptable. >> that was echoed in washington where they called the violence outrageous, deploreable. >> if any of the violence was instigated by the government, it should stop immediately. >> before the trouble fled. president obama spoke to president mubarak for half a an hour. he was direct and candid and his message was the time for change is now. how soon is that? the president's press secretary had a way of putting it. now is yesterday. officials are blunt. they want mubarak to go as soon as possible. for 30 years, the parade of american presidents
president of the united states, barack obama. that was in obama's years in the latter 1970s in hawaii. and i first started reading about frank marshall davis and obama in 2007/2008. i heard conservatives on talk radio, on blogs and elsewhere saying frank marshall davis was a communist, a party member. he influenced obama. and meanwhile while i'm hearing all of this stuff i have spread all over my desk all these committee reports, right? senate judiciary committee run by democrats because. house committee internal security run by democrats, house committee un-american activities. run by democrats. most of these people who ran these committees were democrats. chris dodd's father, thomas dodd, right? francis walter, representative i-court, jack kennedy was an anticommunist on some of these committees. so i hear this and i'm thinking, okay, what does he really believe? what does davis really believe? and how close was he to obama? august 2nd, 2008, a.p. piece, davis was a constant figure in obama's early life. he was an important influence to obama looked to like a father, a mentor for advice on
's interview with christiane amanpour, because he was trying to make out that although president obama has asked him to go now, that will descend the country into chaos. i mean it seems a pretty ironic statement given what we're witnessing today. we've seen scenes chaotic to put it mildly. >> i mean for 30 years mubarak's systemic policy has been to prevent any kind of a secular reasonable opposition so that he can stay. if it's not for me we'll have chaos in egypt and at times american officials have kind of believed that, but in the last few days i think that has lost all credibility because we had a peaceful secular largely secular democracy movement that was actually quite well organized and certainly very peaceful and then kind of erupted in chaos in the last couple of days because the president has sent his thugs to try to crush that movement. >> it's 4 a.m. on friday morning in cairo. i wish i could show you live pictures from tahrir square, but there are no cameras left there to record what's going on. it remains a sinister mystery. anderson, we just heard from nick there. he's fee
again. one thing i did not miss was bill o'reilly's interview with president obama. and that happened before the game. he had 14 minutes to try to get in as many questions as possible. he had to start with the news of the day and egypt first and he had a very pointed question for the president about whether or not the muslim brotherhood is in fact a threat to america. >> the muslim brotherhood a great concern to a lot of people. are they a threat to the u.s.a.? >> i think that the muslim brotherhood is one faction in egypt. they don't have majority support in egypt. but they are well organized and there are strains of their ideology that are anti-u.s. there's no doubt about it. but here's the thing that we have to understand. there are a whole bunch of secular folks in egypt. there are a whole bunch of educators and civil society in egypt that wants to come to the floor as well so it's important for us not to say that our only two options are either the muslim brotherhood or a suppressed people. >> you don't want the muslim brotherhood? >> what i want is a representative government
. president obama will be speaking about the unrest in libya. earlier today, secretary clayton everything will be on the table." the news indicates that anti- government protesters have been taking control of some of the major cities and towns closer to the capital. the opponents of muammar gaddafi are saying they will liberate the force. he is reportedly roaming the streets. the u.s. making efforts to get american citizens out of libya as well. waiting for president obama who should be here shortly. live coverage here on c-span. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2011] >> good afternoon, everybody. secretary clinton and i just concluded a meeting to focus on ongoing situation in libya. over the last few days my national security team has been working around the clock to monitor the situation and to coordinate with our international partners about a way forward. first, we're doing everything we can to protect american citizens. it is my highest priority. in libya, we have urged our people to leave the country and the
, not just mr. obama, but this is different because it is live, like, you don't -- if you make a mistake everybody in the world will see it and, one more thing, this interview that i'm doing with the president, on sunday, 4:45 eastern time, will be the most watched interview in history. more people will see this interview than any other interview that has ever been done in the history of mankind. because, immediately it will go out on the internet. it will go out everywhere in the world. and, everybody will be checking it out. so, this is no easy deal. this is a -- something that the white house is taking seriously, i know that and we are certainly taking it very seriously. >> the packers and steelers are getting into the pregame preps, deep into them already and you must be, as well. how get nervous? >> no, i'm a dopey guy, really doesn't care what people think of me. i want to -- just like an athlete, i used to be one, want to bring my a-game in and sounds cliche but i don't want to get tense speaking about that 48 hours out and i will not -- i will not -- formulate my question until a
didn't care about what anybody thought of them, i think president obama does. >> interesting. >> okay. >> i think he does. >> or he laughed. i don't know. this is going nowhere fast. >>> so egypt. egypt, huh? really? what about that egypt thing? >> i didn't think obama was thin-skinned in that answer actually. >> can don't think so either. had a nice smile on his face. >> i think he responded very well to it. >> so egypt. >> this is the most rudderless conversation we've had. >> i know. >> chris, we're not going there. we're going to get -- shut up. >> and the packers, too. >> what else? >> the packers. egypt. >> hey, how about that hockey team. >> all right. i'm going to take control of this situation. >> let's talk about -- >> oh, no, please. >> we're not talking about liverpool. >> pat buchanan, let's -- let's have an intelligent conversation here. >> that's better. >> we have run the boat aground. pat is going to get us off the sand bar. so, pat, i -- i thought that the president did very well in the o'reilly interview. i thought when he was asked if he was hated, he smiled. he sh
of funds by the obama administration for democracy promotion was one aspect of what i referred to in my talk as they're turning away or running away from the bush freedom agenda. interestin point, i think, to realize that the general promotional liberal- democratic ideas and institutions has been a part of american national security policy from democratic and republican administrations for decades. president bush made it a particularly, highly-eliminated part of his -- highly- illuminated part of his policy, but it was not a radical departure from american foreign policy what was much more of a radical departure from traditional american foreign policy was what the obama administration did when it came in in cutting democracy-promotio funds and basically showing a lack of interest -- an affirmative lack of interest in democracy in russia or human rights and democratic considerations in russia, in china, in egypt, in saudi arabia, syria, and various other places where it had been an important part of the american agenda. the obama administration, and then, of course, in president obama's
is from provo, utah, mr. young, and he says, "will the realistic response to obama b.p. to -- what other provisions will be in it, and will it include tort reform? " -- boat toward reform?" >> the president has said he is for tort reform. do not believe it. president obama, the personal injury lawyers. they talking to forms of -- they talked in terms of tort reform, and he cannot mean it in terms of continuing on as president of united states. they spend about $1 billion every few years. it is pretty hard for them to go against the unions, and that is something that has been very noticeable to me over the years, because about 40% of the unions are republican, and so all i can say is, you know, there is a real difference between democrats and republicans. there is no use kidding. i was a democrat of the way through byu, and you have to be a pretty strong democrat to make all of the way throat byu as a democrat, and realized, my gosh, these people are not be a. they can be very, very helpful from time to time, but i've got to tell you, the party is dominated by special interest groups that
of political repression. the current announcement from the obama administration emphasizes the importance of an orderly transition. meanwhile, as if to underscore the risk to american interests, iran has applauded the revolt, calling it an islamic awakening. the organization of islamic conference has, by contrast, been silent, appealing only to avoid violence. the saudi king has warned of chaos in his statements. i was in saudi arabia last week and witnessed firsthand that there was little enthusiasm among the royals for a muslim brotherhood government. analysts in the united states have advocated for an immediate end to military aid to egypt. they have even conceded that it is fundamentalist but will moderate in power. to help us analyze from different perspectives the prospects for liberal democracy in egypt, we have four presenters on our panel today. i'm delighted to introduce them. are for speaker is samuel tadros. he is finishing his master's at georgetown university. he's a senior partner in the egyptian union of liberal youth. he previously worked as a consultant at the hudson ins
and that the military could intervene to stop them. >>> u.s. president barack obama has asked saudi arabia to use its influence on egypt to stabilize the situation. obama spoke with saudi arabia's king abdullah by phone on wednesday. obama stressed that measures must be taken immediately for an orderly transition of power. he said the united states will remain involved in efforts to achieve peace and stability in the middle east. on the same day u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton and defense secretary robert gates met israeli defense minister ehud barak in washington. they remained committed to israel's security through continued aid to its military. the u.s. says it will work closely with egypt's neighbors to prevent the confusion from spreading in the middle east. >>> the anti-government protests in egypt were sparked by pro democracy demonstrations in tunisia more than two weeks ago. >> reporter: protesters began rallying in egypt on january 25th to call for an end to president hosni mubarak's 30-year rule. the unrest spread across egypt with the help of facebook and twitter. nobel laureate m
kfc commercial with an actor playing president obama, but is this chicken commercial in bad taste? you be the judge. up first, russia's most wanted man comes forward to claim responsibility for that deadly airport bombing. we'll have the story. stay with us. [ male announcer ] from maryland to the mall and beyond, it's easy to spot a capital one bank. ♪ ♪ ♪ the most branches and atms in the dc area. one near you. [ all ] what's in your wallet? >>> another day, another demonstration in egypt today. the young google executive who helped to start the online revolt against president hosni mubarak is out of detention today and he immediately rejoined the demonstrations. that as egypt's new vice president announced an effort to reform the constitution. he's launch add committee to monitor that process. the angry crowd camped out in cairo. they are calling for action. >> russia's most wanted man says he was the one behind last month's bombing. that explosion killed 36 people and wounded more than 100 others. the bomb went off as they were waiting in the airport's international arrivals
. >>> in response to the turmoil on the streets of tehran, u.s. president barack obama has criticized the authorities there for firing on anti-government protesters and detaining dissidents. he encouraged iranian demonstrators to be brave in calling for greater freedom. >> my hope and expectation is that we're going to continue to see the people of iran had the courage to be able to express their yearning for greater freedoms and a more representative government. >> obama says he finds it ironic that the iranian government pretends to celebrate what happened in egypt when it has gunned down and beaten people who are expressing their views peacefully. obama said as a consequence of what's happening in tunisia and egypt, governments in the region are starting to understand that power cannot be maintained through coercion. he said he hopes middle eastern governments behave in a way that is responsive to people's hunger for change but avoids the likelihood of violence. >>> anti-government rallies are also continuing in yemen and bahrain with demonstrators clashing with security forces. pr
about why they think that is important to do. >> one other note on that, president obama met with the chinese president when he was here recently. they discussed intellectual property enforcement. the president received a small concession, which was that the chinese government would take care to avoid purchasing pirated software -- software. what can be done to convey the importance of this issue? >> that is -- it time actually does that, we will wait and see, it would be a good first step. if you are imposing that ethic on the people who are charged with enforcing the laws in china, then they might have a greater appreciation for the rampant amount of piracy taking place in china, far worse than any other country in the world. recently, the ceo of microsoft came and talked to me and a few others, and said that comparing china to russia, which has a bad reputation itself, they believe that the rate -- china is much more populous -- the rate of internet that based upon the number of computers in china is six times as great in china as in russia. worldwide, the piracy that is t
away. >> the demonstrators have a new friend. after days of hesitation, president obama has thrown his weight behind their cause saying that passion and the mindy was an inspiration to the world. >> people of egypt, i want to be clear, we hear your voices. >> today's violence was a challenge to the order of the change that the west wants. ban ki-moon condemned it. if it turns out that the regime has been sponsoring or tolerating this violence, that would be completely and utterly unacceptable. >> the white house called the violence out regis and deplorable. >> if any of the violence is instigated by the government, it should stop immediately. >> president obamas spoke to mubarak for half an hour. he was said to be frank, direct, and candid. what do the americans mean by now? how soon is that. the president's press secretary had a way of putting it. now is yesterday. they want mubarak to go as soon as possible. for years, american presidents have seen mubarak as an indispensable ally. he has been backing the middle east peace process and a bowl worked -- a bulwark against islamic extrem
of tripoli. the obama administration has condemned the government's use of lethal force. earlier today, the deputy ambassador of libya's mission to the united nations renounced colonel qaddafi calling on them to step down and leave the country. joining me now are professor dirk vandewalle of dartmouth college and barbara plett of the british broadcasting corporation. professor, let me go to you first, tell me where you think things are at 5:00 p.m. on monday. >> i think at this point we are at kind of a crucial phase. it seems the demonstrations have started to take place in tripoli and tripoli in many ways is in a sense the big prize. green square in tripoli is really the symbol of qaddafi's revolution. it's where he holds his annual parades. it's where three days ago he still walked around to prove thaefs still in charge. and my hunch is that if indeed these demonstrations continue, particularly around green square but extend beyond tripoli as well and that the kind of fighting we've seen continues, that this may very well be the crucial 48 hours ahead of us that will decide whether
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